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Lake Boga granite quarry, Swan Hill Rural City, Victoria, Australia
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Latitude: 35°33'8"S
Longitude: 143°34'31"E
 
 
An operating granite quarry 10km SSW of Lake Boga (17 km S of Swan Hill). Phosphates and uranium minerals occur in miarolitic voids. Pegmatite veins are common.

Mineral List

Atacamite
Bismoclite
Bismuth
Cacoxenite
Chalcanthite
Cheralite
'Chlorite Group'
Chrysocolla
Connellite
Copper
Digenite
Djurleite
Fluorapatite
var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite

Fluor-schorl
Geerite
Hematite
Kaolinite
Kunatite (TL)
Lakebogaite (TL)
'Limonite'
Meta-autunite
Metanatroautunite
Meurigite-Na
Microcline
Monazite-(Ce)
Nontronite
Opal
var: Opal-AN
Pseudorutile
Pyrite
Quartz
var: Smoky Quartz

Schorl
Siderite
Sphalerite
Strengite
Topaz
Uraninite
Variscite


38 entries listed. 33 valid minerals. 2 type localities (valid minerals).

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References

- Birch, W. D., Mumme, W. G. & Segnit, E. R. (1988): Ulrichite: a new copper calcium uranium phosphate from Lake Boga, Victoria, Australia. Australian Mineral. 3 (3), 125-131.
- Henry, D. A. and Birch, W. D. (1988): Sampleite and associated minerals from the Lake Boga granite quarry, Victoria, Australia. Austral. Mineral. 3, 135-148.
- Birch, W. D. (1993): Phosphate minerals in granite rocks. In Phosphate Minerals of Victoria. (Birch, W.D. and Henry, D.A., Eds). Special Publication N°3, The Mineralogical Society of Victoria, 5-39.
- Birch, W. D. (1996): Portlandite and other recent mineral discoveries in the granites at Lake Boga, Wycheproof and Pyramid Hill, Victoria. Australian J. of Mineralogy 2 (2), 47-50.
- Birch, B., Pring, A., Kolitsch, U. (1999) Bleasdaleite, (Ca,Fe 3+)2Cu5(Bi, Cu)(PO4)4(H2O,OH,Cl)13, a new mineral from Lake Boga, Victoria, Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy: 5: 69-75.
- Mills, S. J. (2004) Metanatroautunite (‘sodium autunite’) from the Lake Boga Granite, Victoria, Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 10 (1), 29–31.
- Mills, S. J., Birch, W. D., Maas, R., Phillips, D. & Plimer, I. R. (2008) Lake Boga Granite, northwestern Victoria: mineralogy, geochemistry and geochronology, Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 55(3), 281–299.
- Mills, S. J., Birch, W. D., Kolitsch, U., Mumme, W. G. & Grey, I. E. (2008) Lakebogaite, CaNaFe3+2H(UO2)2(PO4)4(OH)2(H2O)8, a new uranyl phosphate with a unique crystal structure from Victoria, Australia, American Mineralogist, 93(4), 691–697.
- Birch, W. D. (2008) Victoria's Uranium secret, Australasian Science Magazine, September, 22-24.
- Mills, S. J., Birch, W. D., Kolitsch, U. & Sejkora, J. (2008) Kunatite, CuFe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2.4H2O, a new member of the whitmoreite group from Lake Boga, Victoria, Australia, Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 14(1), 3–12.
- Mills, S. J. & Birch, W. D. (2010) Uranmineralien aus dem Lake-Boga-Granit, Victoria, Australien. Mineralien-Welt, 21(3), 62–67. (In German)
- Mills, S. J., Birch, W. D. & Kampf, A. R. (2012) The crystal structure of metanatroautunite, Na[(UO2)(PO4)](H2O)3, from the Lake Boga granite, Victoria, Australia. American Mineralogist, 97(4), 735–738.

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